Thursday, January 10, 2013
Henry and Sleep:
We have struggled through the past year of having stretches of great nights and then stretches of horrible nights of sleep. We are currently in a horrible stretch. Last night we ended up with several long stretches of screaming and then finally me 'sleeping' in the guest bed with Henry. I went in at 6:15 to trade with Doug and get a few hours of sleep. In the middle of all the craziness, Doug and I were talking about what could be causing all this and Doug said "We thought is was spicy food, but it was not that. We thought it was kiwi, but it is not that:..." When he said kiwi I started laughing...pretty sure just out of exhaustion. But at that moment, kiwi was a really funny sounding word.
Remember how I was saying Henry is teaching us so much. This whole sleep thing is really challenging us in our patience and endurance department of our hearts and mind.
If you have any tips on how to get a 13 month old to sleep through the night, we are open to suggestions. We have tried medicine, music, letting him just cry it out, rocking, snuggles, back pats, prayers, and begging.